Our service is being constantly monitored and adapted in line with governmental guidelines and common sense to mitigate the spread of the virus. This page contains our latest response to the virus to ensure we keep our clients and team safe.
If you or someone you know has any concerns about personal training and the effect of COVID-19, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk.
Our Covid-19 policy
Covid-19 has presented many challenges to work and social life. As personal trainers invested in the health and well-being of our clients and our team, it is of utmost concern to us to ensure we mitigate the spread of the virus, whilst promoting a message of health and fitness to help reduce the chances of a serious outcome.
Using the latest governmental guidelines, recommendations from CIMPSA (the governing body for personal trainers) as well as our common sense, all of our services are being constantly adapted to ensure we keep our clients and our team safe.
We are committed to doing what we can to help people be fitter, stronger and healthier at a time when it is so important.
Our priorities as a team of trainers are to:
Keep clients and team safe Promote health and fitness
Latest update – 12th October ’20
Following CIMSPA’s latest advice (the governing body for personal trainers) in response to government guidelines, we are offering the following services to all three tiers:
- One-to-one personal training in your home or garden
- Group personal training for up to 5 people in an outdoor location
- Online personal training for individuals, groups or classes
*these services adhere to social distancing guidelines to minimise the spread of the virus. See our guidelines below.
General guidelines for sessions
For on-location personal training sessions, these are our current guidelines for trainers and clients in line with government guidelines:
- Trainers and clients should keep 2m apart whenever possible, and minimise close proximity and physical contact throughout sessions. Trainers will not currently be able to offer assisted stretches, spotting or physical assistance during exercises.
- Trainers and clients should wear a mask when close proximity is required (e.g. during some fitness assessments), and throughout the session if appropriate. Trainers should wear a mask on entry into and out of the session.
- Trainers and clients are encouraged to wash hands or use an anti-bacterial hand gel regularly, including before and after sessions.
- Trainers and clients should avoid touching their face and have a tissue handy to sneeze or cough into.
- If the trainer or the client is showing symptoms, or has been in contact with someone showing symptoms, they must self-isolate for 7 days.
We encourage clients to use their own equipment where possible. For a selection of the kinds of equipment we use, check out our home equipment guide. When the trainer brings equipment into the session, we recommend the following protocol:
- Trainer carries equipment into client’s garden or outdoor space without assistance
- Trainer sets up equipment in a space where it can be easily picked up by client
- Trainer cleans hands and sprays or wipes down equipment with disinfectant
- Equipment isn’t touched by the trainer until the session is finished
- Trainer cleans hands, and sprays or wipes down equipment once more
- Trainer carries equipment out without assistance
Some fitness assessments require the use of equipment and being in close proximity. For your peace of mind all tests will be clearly explained before being administered, and they can be skipped if you are not comfortable for whatever reason. When close proximity is required (e.g. waist and hip measurements), both trainer and client should wear a mask. It is essential to check with a GP before beginning an exercise programme if you’re unsure about an existing condition.
We recommend online personal training where possible to vulnerable clients as the first port of call. This typically includes those who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, diabetes or other cardio-respiratory conditions.
Trainers will only visit clients in their home if both parties agree that it is safe to do so.
Please note that trainers may choose, at their discretion, to refrain from training a client anytime if the trainer considers it to be unsafe.
If in any doubt, please speak with your trainer or contact the head team on 0800 9774154 and we’ll be happy to help.